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Chloe Hall Trio at the Edge Gallery, Winnipeg

Chloe Hall Trio

Chloe Hall Trio

Review – Chloe Hall Trio at the Edge Gallery, Winnipeg, Aug 8 2009

-review by Eugene Osudar

all the way from
Australia touring
Canada for months
so far away from
home and Loving
My Winnipeg
(Guy Maddin)
a beautiful soaring
voice and relationship
songs that break me

make me
well up and tears
misting my eyes
and turning away
and yes
i dance too

2 sets,
Chloe Hall and her
and her soft kind eyes
with joy
(reminding me of another
pair of soft blue eyes,
forever gone)
when i tell her
her loving songs
made me cry.

as she thanked me for dancing.

i was 1 dancer
of 8 loving people
roaring and applauding
at The Edge
on a Saturday night of excuses,
see Little Foot Long Foot


and her band mates
with gorgeous
Chris Mildren on bass
and Teal Bain-Roben
on percussion

All or Nothing
How Many Roads
One Day at a Time
Fall For You
Stop the Merry Go Round
Tightrope Walking

40 beautiful minutes
and after saying hellos
and thank yous

I’m Still Here
Just The Way You Are
I Won’t Let You Down
Born In The Morning

(“Every day, we’re born new again,
with potential and hope,” says Chloe)


(born from East Hastings and the community
of homeless and found wildflowers
growing in the mountains above
during a hike)

Don’t say Goodbye
(a song that is perfect for a farewell song,
a last song of any night’s performance,
so honest and loving)

Fire and Wine
If Nothing Matters

35 more loving minutes.

“You sound like a million people,”
Chris says
it’s true.
we roar and do.
tonight, we are The Million.

“We came in at 3 AM, after
our car broke down in Swift Current.
We liked it. There’s a cool vibe here,”
says Chloe.

and The Edge has the perfect
church like
intimate acoustics
for their soul,
loving music.

there is also the finest
painting exhibit i’ve seen at
The Edge
Lana Claudette Winfield’s
Cross Series, black and white
with waxy finish. i’m moved.
touring the paintings
over and over.

a perfect evening,
beautiful paintings
soaring voices
gorgeous melodies
loving company.

thank you, artists
and audience,
dear dear friends.

Chloe’s being single song


is an obvious single
another rare jewel of a song
that may or may not be…
a Million seller,
a Million downloads.

they’re moving eastward, leaving
August 31st,

find them.

you’ll be very pleased to meet them
as they will be with you,
any club or festival.

if you need moving
if you need grooving
if you need loving
if you need soothing

Chloe Hall Trio
the Love of a Million.

About Eugene Osudar

“born, august 16, 1963. i’m 45, and yes, i’m getting too old for this. bring out the rocking chair. my first concert, november 1978, elvis costello and the attractions. i was 15. their blisteringly brilliant 65 minute set only served somebody to affirm my new direction in the musical parallel universes, new wave punk alternative, oh sanctity oh celebration (!Freedom!) college radio! i’m old, i’m used up and i’m free. i see 50something Full sets of music every month and dance most of them. and when i dance, i mean to say, I Dance and Celebrate, 2/3/4 hours a night. The Gaslight Anthem. The Boss. The Weber Brothers. The Wind Ups. i’ll dance with Los Campesinos. i’ll move to The Long Winters. The Replacements. Husker Du. The Pogues. oh elvis costello, oh Clash! i could go/go/go Gogol Bordello forever. L(eonard) Cohen. come, Dance With Me (Old 97s) wherever you may be, sincerely, eugene
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